Piers Morgan has advocated an Arsenal boycott in an emotional rant on talkSPORT.
The celebrity Gunners fan feels his fellow supporters must put on a ‘dramatic’ act if they want change in north London, as the Arsenal board are not influenced by the minimal ‘Wenger Out’ protests seen every now and again outside the Emirates.
Not one to walk out on his beloved team, even Morgan came to the end of his tether on Sunday afternoon.
And despite refusing to leave before the end of a match, Morgan had to walk out with a quarter-of-an-hour to go at Wembley because Arsenal’s display was just that humiliating
And now Morgan feels other fans are starting to understand his desire for change at the Emirates, and has backed serious action.
When asked if he advocates an Arsenal boycott by Jim White, Morgan replied: “Yes.
“I think you have to do something dramatic because at the moment the board is able to hide behind the fact that, whenever Arsenal fans do protest, it’s never that big a protest.
“I think the real issue for Wenger yesterday was the sheer volume of Arsenal fans who left before the end.
“I never leave before the end – I will stick it out even if we are getting hammered, if I believe the team are putting in even half an effort.
“Yesterday, I left 15 minutes before the end!”
Morgan started his rant by highlighting a column he wrote criticising Wenger and Arsenal when they lost a match to Manchester City by a 3-0 scoreline.
But that column was not written following the Carabao Cup final – it was penned almost 10 years ago, after a Premier League defeat to City in November 2008!
Morgan continued: “Since then [losing 3-0 to Manchester City in November 2008], Arsenal have not come close to winning the league; we are now in our worst league position under Wenger since last year, which was his lowest ever position.
“So we are sixth in the league, we are 27 points off the top – we are 11 points behind Tottenham for Christ’s sake! That’s how bad things are!
“We’ve been dumped out of the League Cup final in humiliating fashion, we got dumped out the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest, we are about to get hammered, I would imagine, by AC Milan in the Europa League that none of us want to be in anyway.
“So we won’t qualify for the Champions League for the second year running.
“I’m just not sure what more Wenger has to do before the normal yardstick for failure is applied to him, and he is sacked.
“I’m way beyond the stage of expecting Wenger to quit – he’s not going to quit.
“He earns tens of millions of pounds a year to manage failure!”